Month of October 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.655)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    When flashing begins, there are 1.6 gallons remaining according to my manual---or 2.5 gallons according to someone who actually tested and reported results on Priuschat.com.

    Top-off space is rumored to be >2 gallons.
     
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  2. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Last night, detour #2 plus shorter detour, very busy, 53°F, mostly crosswind SSW4:
    41.3 / 20.2

    Tank down 2.1 at 44.2 (FCD 46.5) / 56.7 / Range 570 . Guess gauge F««««|««««E . UG down 1.6 at 44.2 / DTE 540
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 41 deg F in Naperville, Addison and 46 in Toronto. Wunderground does not always use the same weather station for
    the city you request , I found. And when I looked at all the weather stations in the Toronto area , they ranged from 46 to 54.
    I decided to throw out the one that gave me the 54 reading. I was irritated and depressed about my fuel economy , beginning with my
    trip to Flint MI on the 11th. Yesterday , after some high fifties(MPG) trips to work , I figured I should check my tires. Heck , it was only
    a few days ago ( June ) that I filled them all up to 50 psi. Of the three I checked , two were at 40 and one was 37. I will use the free air
    at my Amoco station on the way home tonight. 35.1 miles , 59.5 MPG.

    Thanks , RedylC94. When it come to 3rd gen Prius , you're the man.
     
  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I recently topped off my tires, they were in the high 30's.

    52.8 / 11.5 this morning to school and work. 50F and foggy. Had to use AC to defog with the weather and 5 humid mouths breathing in the car.

    Tank is steady at 54.3 / 575.
    F____|___/E
     
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  5. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    upload_2019-10-24_7-58-50.gif - topped mine off after I bought the 2 new ones on the front , garage had set them at 38, I put them up to 48 :D
     
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  6. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Out around town with one child last night.
    59.8 / 4.7
    44.1 / 1.2
    58.2 / 3.2
    62.6 / 6.4

    Then 55.7 / 11.5 this morning. Low fuel light came on at 620 miles.
     
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  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Had problems with air compressors at gas staions. The "free" air at my Amoco station , did nothing but let air OUT of my tires.
    Since I last aired up , all the other gas stations are charging $1.50 ( $1.75 if you don't have six quarters and need to insert plastic.)
    Even THOSE pumps don't work very well and have hoses that don't reach very far. Managed to get two tires up to 45 psi and two 42-43.
    I think I'll use my bicycle tire pump next time.
    Today , 44 deg F in Naperville , 43 in Addison and 47 in Toronto.35.1 miles , 60.6 MPG.
    Tank is at 335.4 miles , 273 remaining , 60.9 MPG.
     
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  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    55.8 mpg on the tank fillup!

    57.4 / 11.4 this morning in drizzle
     
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  9. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Way to go, Andrew!
     
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  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Thanks!

    I looked at my records and that's with an average of 2.333 passengers, 3.333 including me. Some mornings I have 1, others I have 4.
     
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  11. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Good move. A large-bore one is quicker for car tires (but difficult for high-pressure bike tires).
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I have the kind of pump that is "dual-pressure" , I think. I use it on the setting that delivers
    less volume , but higher pressure. On my bikes, that is. It didn't occur to me that the
    other setting would work better for the car. I'm running the same pressures , anyway (50).
    Maybe I will try it both ways.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 38 deg F in Naperville , 35 in Addison , and 41 in Toronto. Had some frost on the
    windshield this morning. I scraped it off, jumped in the car , fastened my seat belt , and
    put the car in motion. I did need to run front defrost for the first 2 min ( steady 35-40 MPH).
    Then I shut it off and didn't draw any heat again until I got up to speed on I-88 ( 8.1 miles).
    Still , results not so good. 35.1 miles , 57.5 MPG.
    Tank is at 403.2 miles , 199 remaining , 61.2 MPG.
     
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  14. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Just buy a 12V one already. Limited time deal for $13 and you'd get it tomorrow.

    GOOLOO DC 12V Portable Air Compressor - 300 PSI Tire Inflator Pump for Car, Bicycle, Motorcycles, Balls and Others
     
  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Thanks , but I've had bad luck with that kind of compressor. My $37 manual pump still works fine.
    Today , 43 deg Fin Naperville , 41 in Addison , and 48 in Toronto.
    No highway , 16.3 miles , 65.8 MPG.
    Tank is at 472.4 miles , 62.0 MPG.
     
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  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    When I bought a tractor I also got a "real" compressor with a tank. No way the 12v or the bike pump will work for that job. I have a 12v riding in the car for emergencies, and a bike pump for bikes etc.



    59.5 / 11.5 this morning, 60F
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I do have a "real" compressor, too. It worked well before the very brittle cheap hose cracked and broke.
    If I ever get some time , I will try to put a good quality rubber hose on it , but you can't just go out and buy one.
    You need to make it yourself.
     
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  18. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I have an old Craftsman compressor with tank. Still works. I prefer it for when I do tire plugging (fixing a flat), and I've had to do two in the past year. I have an AC/DC heavy duty compressor for around the house. Works great. I use it occasionally on the well pressure tank. I used to use it to top off tires, but now I use a li-ion one. The latter is just so much more handy because of its light weight and portability with no messing with power cords. Used over a dozen times in the past few months. I have a hand pump somewhere for the Presta valve in the bicycle I no longer use. I should just sell/donate the bike...
     
  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52.8 / 11.5 this morning

    Then at lunch to the feed store and another stop:
    50.5 / 5.0
    52.3 / 3.2
    59.3 / 2.0

    Temps in the 60's for now, winter is coming.
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Winter's here. 36 deg F in Naperville , 33 in Addison , and 46 in Toronto.
    There was about an inch of wet snow on the car this morning , and it snowed
    all the way in. Roads were slushy and I battled a 10-15 MPH headwind
    ( NNE ). 35.2 miles , 49.8 MPG.
     
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